All Child Development Laboratory Centers (CDLC) are licensed by the State of Illinois and offer comprehensive childcare services and pre-school education for children ages 3 to 5. The programs are open to students, faculty, staff and members of the community. There are several payment options, based on income. The lab schools are also teaching facilities for students in Child Development programs.
Head Start, a comprehensive child development program for low-income families and children ages 3 and 4, is offered at each college. The program prepares children for kindergarten and grade school by focusing on their social and cognitive development and providing educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to them and their families. We encourage parents to take part in their children’s education and help them with their own educational and employment goals.